Zahavi gets permission from the family and ends the season in Eindhoven

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 2:22 pm• Mart Oude Nijeweeme • Last Update: 14:47

Eran Zahavi, in consultation with his family, decided to terminate his contract with PSV Eindhoven. The striker will return to his native Israel early due to special circumstances, but has indicated to coach Roger Schmidt that his family can agree that he will finish the season in Eindhoven. Zahavi is recovering from an injury but is now training with Schmidt’s team again.

Zahavi has special problems and his wife previously told him that returning to the Netherlands is not a problem, she said telegraph this week. The Israeli family became the victim of a robbery twice in a short period of time, as a result of which Zahavi’s wife decided, under any circumstances, not to want to live in Holland anymore. But during Friday’s press talk, it was announced that the striker could go on to finish the season at PSV Eindhoven. “Zahavi has told Schmidt that his family can agree that he will finish the season in Eindhoven,” Eindhoven superintendent Rick Elfrink wrote in a tweet. Eindhoven Dagblad.

Schmidt has talked a lot with Zahavi in ​​recent weeks. The Israeli no longer feels safe in the Buitenveldert district of Amsterdam, after his family was twice robbed. “I have a very good relationship with Zahavi,” Schmidt said during an interview. “He’s been given time to think. Now that his biggest trauma has been addressed, he wants to continue at PSV. His family supports this too. Together they decided he’s going to stay. He takes the honor of playing for PSV. To leave the club at the moment and that way he doesn’t want to.”

In mid-December, the message arrived that Zahavi was considering not returning to Eindhoven. Zahavi has been playing in Eindhoven since the summer of 2020 and has a contract until the end of this season. However, the second intrusion in a short time is said to have left profound effects on Zahavi and his family, although no one was home during the second intrusion. Zahavi was recovering during the winter break in Dubai from a knee injury he sustained during international assignments with Israel in November. The striker is back in training, but will not play this weekend, when PSV Eindhoven face Groningen.


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